« Outside.In Lets People Use The Internet To Communicate With Each Other! | Main | Brooks/Cheney »

TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d8345166f269e200e5501c81d38833

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Dawn of the digital natives - is reading declining? | Technology | The Guardian:

Comments

Ricardo de Castro Barbosa

I came from NY today, arriving in S.Paulo this morning. I had the honor of travelling with Steven. Hope you all have the opportunity to see him at Canal Livre (I will !)

Mari

Steven! Just came from Campus Party, @ São Paulo... Loved your lecture! Just wanted to say that Interface Culture saved my graduate work @ college! THANK YOU! Hope you like Brasil ;)

GIẢI PHÁP VĂN PHÒNG CHO NGƯỜI KHỞI NGHIỆP - Q.1-HCM

Giải pháp văn phòng chia sẻ (Virtual Office), công nghệ tiên tiến, thích hợp cho: thành lập công ty, chi nhánh, VPĐD, giúp giảm chi phí tối đa cho doanh nghiệp, tại cao ốc 19 tầng Indochina Park Tower, 4 Nguyễn Đình Chiểu, Quận 1 (có sẵn line điện thoại, Fax, vào hoạt động ngay).Giá thuê văn phòng chỉ từ 50 USD/1 công ty/tháng.

Mua bán nhà đất Nhơn Trạch | Dat nen du an Nhon Trach

Thần Tài Nhà Đất, chuyên thông tin mua bán nhà đất, bất động sản, đất nền dự án, căn hộ cao cấp, Mua ban nha dat, bat dong san, dat nen du an, du an quy hoach, dự án quy hoạch khu vực Nhơn Trạch

chris sivori

Maybe long form reading is in decline due mostly to the weakness of reading things on the computer. This is one reason I'm excited about reflected light displays like eInk (used in the Kindle). I think if we can have a better way to read things digitally the long form will become more popular.

Yellowhandman

Your argument is based on quantity, but ignores quality. Clearly, not all reading is equally valuable, and my concern is more that today's youth may not be reading sufficiently stimulating things. A diet of friends' blogs and entertainment websites simply creates a feedback loop.

Comments (6)

Fuck You in hell.

charlie

Heh, seems like we were thinking the same thing.

I just read this post (03mar08), but have been thinking about this topic for a while and summed it up in a recent post:

http://cognections.typepad.com/lifeblog/2008/02/were-moving-int.html

Davis Teippe

Steven: How could you misspell Dana Gioia's name several times in your column when you linked to the press release which spelled it properly?

It's unfortunate that we choose to apply severely critical judgment to a writer's thoughts when s/he cannot be bothered to spell properly, but that is what we do.

Gioia or Giola, the choice is your's Mr. Johnson.

David Boese

Hi Steven
I just finished reading your book ""Mind Wide Open" and really learned a lot. I have been interested in how the brain works for sometime now and have come up with my own ideas. I don't give myself credit for anything that comes out of my brain, because I believe the thought originated somewhere else. My idea of this brought me to have a saying---"My Brain has a Mind of it's Own."
If you ever think of writing another book about this subject, I will give you permission to use this phrase as a "Title." I have read many authors who have written sequels with just a twist of what they have already written and you may want to do the same. On the other hand with the research you have done on the subject of the brain, you may have loads of new information. I would like to write a book, but it's not likely to happen as I'm 72 and in poor health, having survived 7 heart attacks. I look forward to your next book.

David Boese

Flug Australien

Steven, I really enjoy your nice written posts. To be critically on this one I just have to agree with chris sivori.

buy generic viagra

Marc Prensky is acknowledged to have coined the term digital native in his work Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants published in 2001. In his seminal article, he assigns it to a new breed of student entering educational establishments.[1] The term draws an analogy to a country's natives, for whom the local religion, language, and folkways are natural and indigenous, compared with immigrants to a country who often are expected to adapt and assimilate to their newly adopted home. Prensky refers to accents employed by digital immigrants, such as printing documents rather than commenting on screen or printing out emails to save in hard copy form. Digital immigrants are said to have a "thick accent" when operating in the digital world in distinctly pre-digital ways, for instance, calling someone on the telephone to ask if they have received a sent e-mail. A digital native might refer to their new "camera"; a digital immigrant might refer to their new "digital camera".

generic viagra

With so many online videos for almost every topic you can think of, reading is becoming less and less obsolete. I blame the web.

cheap laptops canada

You can't say that reading is declining after all we also are reading from the computer .

cheap laptop computers

I think proper reading is what you done from book and not computer. I fully agree with the writer and this is very bad that literacy is again at declining stage. Interesting article!

costa rica investments

This story was so real that these "characters" gave me great insight and a lot to ponder.

viagra online

Not only is there a cromulent looking bistro with frisee and lardons etc etc, but sushi that looks like it might not kill you.
I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.

Jordan Spizike

Jordan Spizike is more popular in our life,and if you haven't put it on,now you have the good chance to try them,link my name and see the products ,when you like,order something,thanks.

 generic augmentin

I just finished reading your book ""Mind Wide Open" and really learned a lot. I have been interested in how the brain works for sometime now and have come up with my own ideas. I don't give myself credit for anything that comes out of my brain, because I believe the thought originated somewhere else. My idea of this brought me to have a saying---"My Brain has a Mind of it's Own."
If you ever think of writing another book about this subject, I will give you permission to use this phrase as a "Title." I have read many authors who have written sequels with just a twist of what they have already written and you may want to do the same. On the other hand with the research you have done on the subject of the brain, you may have loads of new information. I would like to write a book, but it's not likely to happen as I'm 72 and in poor health, having survived 7 heart attacks. I look forward to your next book.
arc Prensky is acknowledged to have coined the term digital native in his work Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants published in 2001. In his seminal article, he assigns it to a new breed of student entering educational establishments.[1] The term draws an analogy to a country's natives, for whom the local religion, language, and folkways are natural and indigenous, compared with immigrants to a country who often are expected to adapt and assimilate to their newly adopted home. Prensky refers to accents employed by digital immigrants, such as printing documents rather than commenting on screen or printing out emails to save in hard copy form. Digital immigrants are said to have a "thick accent" when operating in the digital world in distinctly pre-digital ways, for instance, calling someone on the telephone to ask if they have received a sent e-mail. A digital native might refer to their new "camera"; a digital immigrant might refer to their new "digital camera"

http://www.sundrugstore.com/augmentin-c-23_141.html

new balance

You have to believe in yourself . That's the secret of success .

The comments to this entry are closed.

My Photo

SBJ via Twitter

    follow me on Twitter

    The Basics

    • I'm a father of three boys, husband of one wife, and author of eight books, and co-founder of three web sites. We spend most of the year in Marin County, California though I'm on the road a lot giving talks. (You can see the full story here.) Personal correspondence should go to sbeej68 at gmail dot com. If you're interested in having me speak at an event, drop a line to Wesley Neff at the Leigh Bureau (WesN at Leighbureau dot com.)

    My Books

    • : Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation

      Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation
      An exploration of environments that lead to breakthrough innovation, in science, technology, business, and the arts. I conceived it as the closing book in a trilogy on innovative thinking, after Ghost Map and Invention. But in a way, it completes an investigation that runs through all the books. Sold more copies in hardcover than anything else I've written.

    • : The Invention of Air

      The Invention of Air
      The story of the British radical chemist Joseph Priestley, who ended up having a Zelig-like role in the American Revolution. My version of a founding fathers book, and a reminder that most of the Enlightenment was driven by open source ideals.

    • : The Ghost Map

      The Ghost Map
      The latest: the story of a terrifying outbreak of cholera in 1854 London 1854 that ended up changing the world. An idea book wrapped around a page-turner. I like to think of it as a sequel to Emergence if Emergence had been a disease thriller. You can see a trailer for the book here.

    • : Everything Bad Is Good for You: How Today's Popular Culture Is Actually Making Us Smarter

      Everything Bad Is Good for You: How Today's Popular Culture Is Actually Making Us Smarter
      The title says it all. This one sparked a slightly insane international conversation about the state of pop culture -- and particularly games. There were more than a few dissenters, but the response was more positive than I had expected. And it got me on The Daily Show, which made it all worthwhile.

    • : Mind Wide Open : Your Brain and the Neuroscience of Everyday Life

      Mind Wide Open : Your Brain and the Neuroscience of Everyday Life
      My first best-seller, and the only book I've written in which I appear as a recurring character, subjecting myself to a battery of humiliating brain scans. The last chapter on Freud and the neuroscientific model of the mind is one of my personal favorites.

    • : Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities, and Software

      Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities, and Software
      The story of bottom-up intelligence, from slime mold to Slashdot. Probably the most critically well-received all my books, and the one that has influenced the most eclectic mix of fields: political campaigns, web business models, urban planning, the war on terror.

    • : Interface Culture : How New Technology Transforms the Way We Create and Communicate

      Interface Culture : How New Technology Transforms the Way We Create and Communicate
      My first. The book I wrote instead of finishing my dissertation. Still in print almost a decade later, and still relevant, I think. But I haven't read it in a while, so who knows what's in there!

    Blog powered by Typepad